The Tutu

IMG_1210The blind date did not go over very well…

Yep – the parental units decided it would be OK to bring in a “lady friend” for a visit.

As usual, it is like most weekends around here and with a lot of work and always doing something going on.

Mom and her RD intern Farah from Pepperdine needed to work on some social media business, blogs and recipes. And we all know, I like anything that sounds social and of course I long for the media attention. Farah has a dog and she was to hang out with me.

Don’t get too excited yet since it wasn’t…umm…all that fun and special.

Her name was Tutu and she was little, compact, a bit bossy and a princess-like, and it was it a long afternoon with my play date.

IMG_1218First she had this loud breathing noise, then she stole my bone and finally she got a little bossy with me.

I admit I was afraid of the Tutu and hung outside. When Dad got home I walked way around the girl who stole my bone. Look at my face in the photo folks. The Tutu had some power, and my ego-strength was lacking a bit.

Even with being thrown off today I still got my hang out time with Farah, who I love and would prefer that she just be my lady friend.

Farah also helped Mom out this week when she was interviewed for ABC Channel 7 news on camel milk. Glad I was not part of that since I think the camel would have frightened me more than Tutu. However, we know I am a complete foodie and I would have been game to try the milk.

At the end of the day Farah and Tutu left and as I watched her walk away perfectly mannered off leash she turned back and smiled. It was almost like she said, “see how cute I am and I have manners so there.”

IMG_1223Hmm…I sure have a lot to learn still. But I like that no leash thing so we’ll have to see how I convince the parental’s to let me try that sometime.

I almost forgot – the weather has been MUCH better and today it was a lovely 74 degrees in Santa Monica.

Peace!

Perry

News Report from Santa Monica

IMG_9552Hello People!

What a crazy week and boy am I glad it is over. So many things happened and I want to share it all so I will try to be brief.

The weather in Santa Monica was so hot, it broke records and it made me crazy. I am blessed that I have no hair compared to other canines but this was even a bit much for me.

It was especially challenging this week because I had to spend extra time at my club while the parentals worked away. Little did they know I just lounged and did not exert myself too much until I got home, and then expected Dad to play with me.

It’s mostly Mom’s fault since she had to do a Motivational Interviewing Workshop in Long Beach for Memorial Care and Dad went with her so I was at my club for 11 hours and that made me crazy. I let Dad know once we got into the house by running and grabbing him to come outside and play.

On a serious note the Boles fire in Weed California this last week was very sad and lots of people lost their homes, churches, and businesses.  I know I am narcissistic so my little whines are nothing compared to these people’s tragedies. Please continue to pray for the victims and donate to help. They have nothing left but it is a strong community and they will endure.

However, that brings us to this weekend, which was totally awesome. There was a moment of time out as I was not as perfect as I should be.

The parental units are now recipe testing, and you know what that means? Yeah to more scooby snacks! I get way excited when I see food come into the house.

This weekend was really fun because cousin Barbara came over to help and she brought me a gift from “Mama Tooter.” But before I could have my gift I got into trouble because I chewed on the cousin’s purse while she had it on. Come on she was not giving me sufficient attention and I was selfish. I did get a long time out so I guess I had better be on my bestest behavior the next time she comes.

IMG_9617But, then I got let out and was good and got my cool gift. And guess what it was? My very own handmade afghan made with love. I know it is the bomb because I heard the parental units admire the color and wanted it for themselves, especially since I always steal the one that was made for them.

Rest assured that was not going to happen as I took control of the situation. I would not let them even help me untie it. I took off and ran around the yard with it in my mouth for a while so they would know not to take it away.

Also, my little buddy Zade came over to hang out today. I just love him…he has that new baby smell still …maybe I will even share my blankie with him, but that remains to be seen.  I’m a bit jealous since the parentals got asked to be his godparents but I guess I’ll have to get over myself since it means I will have a little playmate as he gets older.

OK, stay out of trouble or at least don’t get caught like I did.

Love,

Perry the Troublemaker

My Own Video Shoot

photoThus far it has been an excellent weekend. I am carefree and just being able to hang out and relax. Now of course the parental units are working away as usual so I am trying to be on my bestest behavior. Of course we will see how long that lasts.

Anywho…I got a wonderful surprise this morning when I saw Dad getting out all his camera equipment. That usually means it will be a photo shoot and I will get to be part of the activities. Plus if I get bored or do not approve I can cause havoc and that makes him spin out which is always a pleasure to watch.

Then all of a sudden I heard him ask if I was going to be a good Punky and be helpful.

What? I am going to be the talent?

It gets EVEN better since he was shooting product and it was MY FAVORITE PEOPLE, Peanut Butter! Did you hear me? Peanut Butter and a great organic one at that – Koeze’s Sweet Ella Organic Peanut Butter – Mom’s favorite! Normally I’m not allowed to eat that one unless I’m good and she gives me a lick.

photo-2You can tell I have grown up because I followed Dad’s commands and did not take the jar away to eat in privacy. It did take a long time on the set but I was patient because I was not having a spoon full – I had an entire jar just for me. I was in Peanut Butter heaven.

Then after shooting I just wanted to chill because it is really hot here in Southern California. Todays temp in Santa Monica is 83 degrees and rising.

OK, so there you have it for Perry check in.

Be safe, stay out of trouble or at least do not get caught. Apparently I always get caught but I still know I am loved.

Peace out People!

Peanut Butter Punky

Perry Patrol

photoYou know I am all about a good laugh. Seriously though, I work the parentals until they break and end up laughing. OK, Dad is much easier to do this with especially during our standoffs. He tries to stare me down and ends up laughing because I am a comic at heart. Here I am at one of our standoffs yesterday in the yard. I have enough ego strength to see how regal I’m looking, so I shared this SELFIE

Of course I am not nearly as good as the late Joan Rivers who passed this last week but I do try and be fashionable and make people laugh. RIP, late red carpet lady…

As for news in general we have been clearing the clutter, cleaning out drawers and closets. Even though it is not spring time we are trying to purge and donate stuff we do not need. Dad is always saying to his clients they need to do a mass purge before 65. I do not quite understand that because no one in this house is even close to that age, especially me in dog years.

I have been so good that I got to the office a few times last week. It is exciting to go in and see the interns and clients. However, I do get a little bored and want to go when there is not enough people coming and going. Dad said it is a goal to stay there for more then 4 hours so I’m working up to that.

Something really cool happened on Friday – the washing machine broke and poured tons of water out on the kitchen floor. It was awesome because I made muddy dog prints all over the floor while Dad was trying to clean up the mess. At one point I wanted to play tug of war with the wet towels and that went over like a lead balloon.

OK, I need to get back to the weekend and starring down my favorite friend and squirrel PITA . The days are becoming shorter which means less summer fun but it is a pleasant 82 degrees in Santa Monica.

Peace,

Punky

72 Hours of CRAZINESS…

photo-3Hello People!

As always I love reporting to you the good, challenging and odd things that I encounter, and here is a report of the last 72 hours of my life.

On Thursday Dad picked me up late from my club and we got home around 6:30.  Of course I was STARVING, but then again I am always hunger, so nothing new here.

For the next 3 hours it was phone calls and problem solving because a transmitter had a problem in our neighborhood and it blew out everything – and that is not even an exaggeration.

photo-2The circuit box was blown, the cable box got fried, other appliances in our home were damaged beyond repair and even the outlets needed fixing. It was so bad that people lost large appliances, and smoke was coming out of their outlets. That happened to us also when the electrician man came to help Dad fix our house.

The next day got even crazier: the computer man had to come, the cable people were here and the electricity man. The cable people had to come two days in a row because we had problems and were cut off from the world.

PEOPLE do you understand the severity? I was NOT able to communicate with all of my fans and that was beyond disappointing.

Finally, we had to go to the office to do some computer work. It was great because I love Mom’s office and I got to see lots of folks, but I did get a little bored as you can see from the photo.

Our associate and Mom’s fellow nutritionist friend Victoria Sonoda was there with her new baby Zade. As you can see Dad was giving that little thing much more attention than me and I admit I was more than a bit jealous. But I know I have the parental units hearts so I had to get over myself.

photoOK, hopefully there will be no more challenges as we are all spent and the holiday weekend seems more like a labor weekend. But we all must remember our most challenging day is perhaps another person’s best day.  I figured that out and dug out the advent calendar tonight and decided to take a nap from my long day.

Please continue to be thoughtful of those serving in the world for our freedom.

Peace!

Punky

PS – it’s been quite warm in Santa Monica and the Weather Weimaraner reports 80 degrees today. Please pray for rain as we are in a drought and soon my yard will be completely brown.

Reflections…

_MG_0877OK, so I have a tendency to be self-absorbed at times and of course I love my own reflection in the mirror. Sometimes the parents catch me looking at myself in the big mirror. Don’t let them know, but I actually enjoy the nose prints I make as this causes Dad to go super crazy and we all know that is a fun adventure to watch.

In all seriousness reflections are a good place to contemplate where we have come from and the direction we are moving in. Life is a series of contemplations and reflections that is how we grow, change, adapt and inevitably survive.

Mom uses reflections with her patients to help them create healthy changes in their lives. Dad uses them when dealing with clients who are stuck with their stuff. I uses them to help me grow and adapt to this thing I call life.

One of the best parts of my life is how I have grown and am becoming a great dog. Yes I still get into trouble and my barking at dogs outside needs to be continually monitored. But I am maturing even to the point of being left outside that crate thing for an hour while they are gone. Granted they still do not leave all rooms accessible to me, which bums me out, but the freedom is awesome.

More importantly freedom allows us choices and liberties to speak freely and voice our opinions. Sort of like me voicing my barking about those dogs who are walking on my sidewalk.

However, with freedom comes a responsibility of being respectful of other’s feeling and boundaries. Also, we should never take for granted our freedom. Some in the world do not have that luxury of voice and choice.

Mom was reflecting how BIG I’ve become and how she would have liked me to stay little just a little longer so this picture is for her..

So reflect and be thankful.

Peace to all!

Perry

Road Trip…

photo-2I like road trips just as long as they are not too long and I get lots of breaks to check out the sights along the way. This past weekend Dad and I took a boys trip to SLO to see the grand units and hang out at my club up there Thousand Hills Pet Resort.

It’s a cool place where I can play with other dogs, run outside in the dirt and smell the country air. I have been there before and they take great care of me and the other dogs. I haven’t had the opportunity to stay in one of the “cabin/house” areas for boarding but I am keeping my paws crossed for next time. The best part is I got a bath and came home all fresh with a great mani/pedi. They really know how to hook a pooch up.

That said…the trip did not start out too great. As you may already know I am not really into cats. Unfortunately they remind me of the PITAS in our backyard a little too much and when I see them I cannot help myself. I just go POSTAL!

photoIn the first five minutes of getting to the grandparents I was good until I saw their cat Sassy. Now I have had a few encounters with her before and she always runs and hides quickly. This time she just stayed in the chair and challenged me to a stare down. Dad had me on the leash and was lying on the floor.

I was good but I was not having that kitty win the stare down. She looked a little heavy so I thought I could take her.  She needs Mom’s services but I didn’t feel the need to share that information with her since after all, she is just a cat. I’m not weightist, it’s just that I’m not fond of these creatures so why offer any help?

The next thing I know the cat hissed and I lunged forward with ferocious barking all the while Dad had my leash and I was dragging him and got tangled up. To make matters worse my pride was hurt as that cat got away and she’s not nearly as fast as I am!

Apparently I will not be getting a kitty for Christmas, as I just want to chase and make them run. Not very nice of me I know but those furry creatures make me CRAZY!

All in all it was a good trip since I got to be in the country and escape the big city. However, I really wanted to get home to see Mom. She has been working like a dog (Ha Ha I made a funny) and I wanted to give her some support.

Newsflash….Major stuff going on in the world so please say your prayers for people’s safety. It was a very mild day in Santa Monica, reporting in at a sunny breezy 74 degrees.

OK folks that is all for the Perry report this week!

Peace and Love to all (Mom says I even have to say that for cats so okay – peace to the cats!)

Perry